Azure AD Connect: Installing and configuring synchronization
Azure AD Connect Overview
In this article, I will explain how to install and configure Azure AD Connect. This solution allows you to synchronize your local directory (AD) to the Azure platform and use the same user accounts.
In the following procedure I used the mail field as the authentication attribute.
Enabling the remote AD
The directory is not always enabled by default. To enable it, connect to your azure portal or Office 365.
Go to the administration interface of your Office 365 portal, in the navigation menu on the left, expand Administration Center and click on Azure AD 1.
Fill out the form and click on Next 1.
Enter 1 phone number and confirm by clicking on 2 next
Click on 1 Register to validate the creation and remote directory.
Creating your directory. Wait …
Click 1 Getting started with your Azure subscription to access administration.
Click on 1 Azure Active Directory in the navigation menu on the left.
Installing Azure AD Connect
The client installation can be done on a domain controller, this is not a requirement.
The client downloads to the Azure interface in the Azure Active Directory administration.
Click on 1 Azure AD Connect and on the left available link 2 to download and run the installer.
Accept license conditions 1 and click Continue 2.
Click Customize 1, this option will allow us to choose the authentication attribute.
Click on Install 1.
Select the authentication method 1 and click Next 2.
Password synchronization allows users to log in with the same password as their Windows session.
If you want to implement single sign-on (SSO), you must select the Federation method with AD FS. This solution is more complex to set up.
Enter the admin account information (username 1 and password 2) to login to your Office 365 account and click Next 3.
Enter the information (identifier 1 and password 2) of your local directory and press Add Directory 3.
Check that your local AD 1 is added and click Next 2.
Select the main user name 1 for the online account in our case the mail attribute, check the Continue without verified domain 2 box if your AD domain is private and click on Next 3.
Select the local items to synchronize and click Next 1.
Click on Next 1.
Click on Next 1.
Check checked items 1 and click Next 2.
Check box 1 to launch a synchronization directly and click on Install 2.
The installation is finished, click on Quit 1.
In the start menu look for Synchronization Service.
You should see the report of the initial synchronization.
Log in to your Office 365 portal and verify that users are in the list.
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